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in our jobs panel. jim kessler, senior vice president for policy and cofounder of third way. former policy director of democratic senator chuck schumer of new york. john engler former governor of michigan. nice to have you both on the program. this comes up every sing gill time we get a jobs report and whether or not the books are cooked and whether or not we get a accurate reading. this conversation coming up more because we're right by a presidential election. what is your response, when you hear concerns from people maybe this is isn't a accurate reading on the job market? >> so two points, one is, these numbers are always wrong. i mean, they're done on surveys and there's revisions done over and over and over again. if you look in 2009, almost all of the revisions, when they would look back made the jobs numbers worse. looking back in 2011 and 2012 the revisions have generally made previous months better. but, look, the people who put this together, they're statisticians, statisticians. this is what they love to do. they don't cook the books. they're the most, you know, they're
are the facts really. jim angle has a fact check for us live from washington. >>> governor romney's tax plans would reduce rates by 20% across the board. he would keep it deficit neutral by trimming some of the $1.2 trillion year-end tax ducks. president obama argues there aren't enough deductions that only hit the rich so romney would have to hit the middle class. listen to this exchange. >> independent studies looking at this said the only way to meet governor romney's pledge are not reducing the deficit, or not adding to the deficit is by burden evening middle class families, the average middle class family with children would pay about $2,000 more. >> i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle income families. i will lower taxes on middle income families. you cite a study. there are six other studies that look to the study you describe and say it's completely wrong. >> reporter: the president is referring to a study by the tax anthropology sent wer which shows which tax deductions to put on the table on which to take off. the first study said it would result in the $2,000 ta
it with our news watch panel today. jim pinkerton is a contributing editor and writer for the american conservative magazine. alan colmes is host of the alan colmes radio show and he has a new book out "thank the liberals for saving america." i'm going to start with you first, alan because i know what you're going to say. you're going to say that the mainstream media are not in the tank for president obama and never have been. >> okay, thank you. jon: no, that's -- >> really don't buy the right-wing pai pair paranoia, because liberals are liberal and are in the tank for president obama. they follow what is in their interest that is going to sell papers or get clicks online or get vires. they do what will get them attention. i don't about it automatic set up that all of a sudden the media has turned against someone they automatically favored up until about four days ago. jon: jim, what is your counter argument? >> well, i mean i think that the media, if they really wanted to sell papers and get clicks and get eyeballs in the nielsens they would have pursued a lot of the obama scandals.
presidental debate this week especially with paul ryan controversial plan to overhaul the program. jim angle takes a look at the numbers for us breaking it down from washington. >> reporter: there is a critical dispute over whether president obama cut $716 billion from medicare which could seriously affect seniors or whether he saved 716 billion as he said in the debate. >> $716 billion we were able to save from the medicare program by no longer over paying insurance companies, by making sure that we weren't over paying providers. >> reporter: others, however, say they are not savings, they are cuts to medicare that shortchange providers such as doctors and hospitals. >> when you pay a provider of a service much, much less than they actually need to cover that you are costs, many of them will stop supplying it. >> reporter: that is the same assessment of the action wear reese at medicare who determined the $716 billion cut would reduce payments so much that medicare would be worth less to doctors than medicaid healthcare for the praor, drawing this comment from the debate. >> some 15% of hos
apart from each other. gregg: it's pretty close. jenna: and jim lehrer in that chair -- i don't know if that's him with his back to us, it could be. the university of denver, a huge situation for the city being that there's going to be a lot of traffic and a lot of activity. but in the meantime, this is a very important debate that kicks off a series of presidential debate, the first time these two men will face each other on the stage tomorrow night. gregg: right. a fox news alert, two u.s. border patrol agents are shot, one of them is dead near a remote drug smuggling route in southern arizona, and now that area -- as we speak -- flooded with agents on horseback and choppers in the air in the manhunt for the killer or killers. all of this taking place very close to a border station that was renamed in honor of agent brian terry whose murder was linked to the botched gun-running operation known as fast and furious. william la jeunesse joins us live from los angeles. william, what are you learning about this shooting? >> reporter: well, gregg, as you said, you've got deputies and age
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